Currently, most blood and urine tests at AIIMS cost around Rs 25, plain x-rays cost anywhere between Rs 30 to 200 depending on the body part being investigated, mammography costs Rs 300, and ultrasound costs Rs 200.
Skyroot is among the handful of space startups that have already started working on launch vehicles, satellites, and their applications since the space sector was opened up to private players by the current government two years ago.
The European CDC is anticipating a significant overall increase in Covid-19 cases in the coming weeks and months due to the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron. What are these new strains, and could they trigger a fourth wave in India as well?
On April 28, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that her government would accommodate 412 students who were forced to return to the state from Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
An analysis of data from the health ministry’s India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) shows that 23% known hypertension patients registered with the programme had uncontrolled hypertension. Why is this cause for worry? And what is the government doing?
With temperatures crossing 40°C in several parts of the country, and states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra experiencing a heat wave, complaints of heat exhaustion are rising. Those staying outdoors during the hottest hours of the day are also at risk of a heat stroke.
The National Board of Education, which conducts NEET-PG, on Tuesday, released a circular confirming that the test will indeed happen as planned on May 21 and that admit cards would be distributed soon.
The redevelopment plan for the hospital — which was established as an 80-bed centre in 1916, and grew to become the current 877-bed Sucheta Kriplani hospital and 377-bed Kalawati Saran Children’s hospital —was approved by the government 13 years ago.
Over the last three weeks, several cases of acute hepatitis or liver inflammation of unknown origin have been reported among children in the US and Europe. At least 17 of them needed a liver transplant and one died of the disease as per the World Health Organization. Dr SHIV KUMAR SARIN speaks to ANONNA DUTT about how the disease is different from the usual hepatitis, the possible reasons for its spread among children, and preventive measures that parents can take.
In its report on excess deaths due to Covid, WHO said that an estimated 1.5 crore people are likely to have succumbed to the direct or indirect impact of the disease globally during the first two years of the pandemic — instead of the 54 lakh that have been recorded officially by countries separately.
These are not the actual number of births and deaths in India in 2020, but only those births and deaths which got registered. Registration of births and deaths have been steadily increasing in recent years.
There was no official confirmation on where the XE sample was obtained from. But of the two unconfirmed cases reported earlier from the two states, the official said the sample from Maharashtra was not of the new sub-variant.